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Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open…


How to process streams of data with Apache Kafka and Spark

Data is produced every second, it comes from millions of sources and is constantly growing. Have you ever thought how much data you personally are generating every day? Data: direct result of our…


Announcing Open Service Broker for Azure 1.0 and more community updates

A few months ago, we announced a preview of the Open Service Broker for Azure (OSBA), the simplest way to connect applications running in cloud native environments, like Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry,…


Q&A with Kubernetes co-founder Brendan Burns

Today, we announced that Azure Kubernetes Service, which simplifies the deployment, management, and operations of Kubernetes, is now generally available in five new regions. I sat down with Brendan…


Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for "infrastructure as code" on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform…


Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS

This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools,…


How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform

Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your……


New hands-on labs: Create containerized apps with Kubernetes in Azure

We are excited to offer new hands-on labs based on the book Designing Distributed Systems, by Kubernetes project cofounder, Brendan Burns. The labs in this GitHub repository will help you build…


Connect with Microsoft at Red Hat Summit (or via the Live Stream!)

We’re headed to San Francisco soon for the Red Hat Summit, where we’re proud to again sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together communities who are passionate about open source in the…


Countdown to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018

The Azure Container Services team is headed to KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 next week in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’re honored to be Diamond sponsors this year, with a goal to help improve the…